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Scott Herring

University of South Carolina
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Dr. Scott Herring currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Percussion at the University of South Carolina. At USC, Dr. Herring directs the Percussion Ensemble and the Palmetto Pans Steel Band. Previously he served as Assistant Professor of Percussion and Assistant Director of Bands at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from East Carolina University and a Masters degree and Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University. While residing in Chicago, Herring performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago under the batons of Daniel Barenboim, John Adams and Pierre Boulez. He has presented clinics and concerts in North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, Kansas, Michigan and Texas as well as a clinic at the 2002 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Herring is an endorser of Dynasty Percussion Instruments, Innovative Percussion mallets and sticks, Zildjian Cymbals, and Grover Pro Percussion products. He performs exclusively on the Dynasty Mark Ford signature 5.0 octave marimba with mallets by Innovative Percussion.

Dr. Herring has formerly served as President of the Kansas Chapter of PAS, Vice-President and President of the South Carolina chapter of PAS. In addition he has formerly hosted the Kansas and South Carolina Days of Percussion. Dr. Herring also served as a new music reviewer for Percussive Notes from 2002-2008.

Dr. Herring, in collaboration with Susan Powell and Joseph Krygier, also performs with the Shiraz Percussion Trio. The group is dedicated to performing contemporary works for percussion ensemble as well as music created by members of the group. The Shiraz Trio has performed at numerous universities, music festivals, and Percussive Arts Society Days of Percussion throughout the U.S.

Dr. Herring also performs with USC Saxophone professor, Cliffod Leaman, as the RoseWind Duo. They have given numerous performances and clinics at Universities across the country, including appearances at Northwestern University, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Southern Mississippi. They have been invited to perform at many professional conferences, including the 2007 NASA Region 7 Conference in Greensboro, NC, the 2007 South Carolina Music Teachers Association State Conference, the 2007 and 2010 International Navy Band Saxophone Symposium and the 2008 Biennial Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance. Their debut CD, Release, on Equilibrium Records was released in November 2008.